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    Default [SOLVED] Private Message Spam ?

    Don't know if this private message i received should be considered as spam. Anything that should be done ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patricia2
    Hi,
    I'm new here, how's it going?

    "Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein

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    Patricia
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    I am sure a mod with the necessary rights will take care of that Thanks for pointing it out.

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    Taken care of: /forums/members/patricia2.html

    Post Date Expires Points Reason Posted By
    Infraction 05-16-2008 01:45 AM 06-16-2008 01:45 AM 100 spam PM's see 18219 mmorse

    And quickly decided to go the harsher route:
    User Name Banned By Banned On Ban Period Ban Will Be Lifted On Ban Time Remaining
    Patricia2 jholder 05-16-2008 Permanent Never Forever

    Why someone may ask?

    The person's email address patricia751@bestmail.us shows up here:
    Buddhist PM's SPAM warning ! - Page 5 - vBulletin Community Forum (title says it all)
    See comment #71:
    vBulletin Community Forum - View Single Post - Buddhist PM's SPAM warning !

    And here:
    Banned spammer - ISPr Forum
    In comment #8
    ISPr Forum - View Single Post - Banned spammer

    And a bunch more...
    Spammers Thread of Shame - Page 2 - YOUthCentral
    The official we hate spam thread. - Sky User - The unofficial support forum for everything Sky!
    PM spam? - AskDamageX
    Last edited by mmorse; 05-16-2008 at 12:06 AM. Reason: PM spam all over the place

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    I got the same one last night.

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    @ In_The_Ville: Alot of us did I would assume (mmorse's post shows reason=100 spam PM's)

    @Konrad: Thanks for asking the question I and probably many others had - "What should we do / Who should we tell?"

    @mmorse, @jholder, @Zimbra: Good to see the immediate response and lack of tolerance here with this sort of thing!

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    Sorry about that guys. Mike, will you please file a bug to add a cap on the number of private messages that can be sent in a 24 hour period?

    What do you think is a good number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith View Post
    @ In_The_Ville: Alot of us did I would assume (mmorse's post shows reason=100 spam PM's)
    Actually that's 100 'negative' infraction points given - anyways, filed internal bug 28045.

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